Coming off a Big South Conference victory, High Point defeated Presbyterian College’s women’s basketball team 79-40 on Thursday afternoon at Millis Center on the HPU campus.
Kacie Hall scored 13 points to lead PC and finished in double figures for the 10th consecutive game. The Panthers' Skyler Curran was the leading scorer with 15 points.
The Panthers built a 12-0 lead with Hall putting PC on the board with a pair of free throws six minutes into the game. High Point continued to score in bunches throughout the game and outshot PC by a difference of 45.8 percent (27-59) to 36.8 (14-38).
The Blue Hose shot 27.3 percent from three-point territory, sinking just three of 11 shots. High Point made a season-high 13 three-pointers and shot 54.2 percent (13-24) from behind the arc. Conversely, PC scored 25 points in the paint compared to just 18 for the Panthers.
High Point had nine different players register at least five points, but just Curran (15) and Shea Morgan (13) finished in double digits.
Presbyterian College falls to 3-11 (1-2 Big South), while High Point improves to 9-5 (2-1).
Next up? A home game against USC Upstate on Saturday, Jan. 12, in a 2 p.m. game.
On Tuesday night at home, Shamani Stafford scored a game-high 21 points, including six three-pointers, to lead the Presbyterian College women’s basketball team to an 81-66 win over Longwood at Templeton Center. The Blue Hose tied their program record with 16 made threes on a season-high 61.5 percent shooting.
Longwood’s Ciarah Bennett had five steals over the first two quarters, and the Lancers hit their final five shots to cut the lead to just 15 points, 43-26, at the break. However, Longwood failed to hit a three-pointer in the first half, going 0-for-3.
Presbyterian’s lead ballooned to as many as 28 points after a 10-0 run to start the fourth quarter that was highlighted by back-to-back threes from Salina Virola and Riley Hemm to stretch the score to 74-46.